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Functional materials

Our research group has been involved in the development of novel materials, with the emphasis on the design and synthesis of functional materials (small molecules and macromolecules), for applications in fields other than catalysis or biology. Examples of these include the development of CO-releasing molecules, kinetic, stability and/or computational studies of inorganic/organometallic molecules and compounds that present interesting structures and bonding in their own right at a fundamental level.



Selected Publications

Siphelele Malaza, Preshendren Govender, Marietjie Schutte-Smith, Hendrik G. Visser* and Gregory S. Smith*

Synthesis and Substitution Kinetics of Tricarbonylrhenium(I) Dendritic Complexes

European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2017, 3919-3927

Felix Bacher, Orsolya Dömötör, Eva A. Enyedy, Lana Filipovic, Sinisa Radulovic, Gregory S. Smith and Valdimir Arion*

Complex formation reactions of gallium(III) and iron(III/II) with L-proline-thiosemicarbazone hybrids: A comparative study

Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2017, 455, 505-513

Akella Sivaramakrishna, Chinduluri Sravani, Sadhana Venkatesh, B.B. Pavankumar, Kari Vijayakrishna, Haamid R. Bhat, Prakash C. Jha and Gregory S. Smith

Theoretical and experimental investigations on stability and chemistry of organoiridium(III) complexes

RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 105528-105539.

Sadhana Venkatesh, Chinduluri Sravani, Sannapaneni Janardan, Pothini Suman, E. Veerashekhara Goud, B.B. Pavankumar, Vardi Leninkumar, Haamid R. Bhat, Akella Sivaramakrishna, Kari Vijayakrishna, Prakash C. Jha, Gregory S. Smith

Synthesis, structure and thermolysis of cis-dialkylplatinum(II) complexes – Experimental and theoretical perceptions

Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 2016, 818, 72-81.

G. Kabelo Ramollo, María J. López-Gómez, David C. Liles, Leah C. Matsinha, Gregory S. Smith and Daniela I. Bezuidenhout

Rhodium(I) Ferrocenylcarbene Complexes: Synthesis, Structural Determination, Electrochemistry, and Application as Hydroformylation Catalysts Precursors

Organometallics, 2015, 34, 5745-5753.

Lara C. Sudding, Prinessa Chellan, Preshendren Govender and Gregory S. Smith

Cyclometalated Benzaldimine – Terminated Rhodium and Iridium Dendrimers: Synthesis, Characterisation and Molecular Structures of Mononuclear Analogues

Journal of Inorganic Polymers and Materials, 2015, 25, 457-465.

Preshendren Govender, Sandesh Pai, Ulrich Schatzschneider and Gregory S. Smith

Next Generation PhotoCORMs: Polynuclear Tricarbonylmanganese(I)-Functionalized Polypyridyl Metallodendrimers

Inorganic Chemistry, 2013, 52, 5470-5478.

Tawfeeq Ismail, Daniel D. Rossouw, Philip Beukes, Jacobus P. Slabbert and Gregory S. Smith

Synthesis, characterisation and preliminary in vitro cellular uptake studies of 67Ga(III) thiosemicarbazones

Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 2013, 33, 154-157.

Setshaba D. Khanye, Nikoletta B. Bathori, Gregory S. Smith and Kelly Chibale.

Gold(I) derived thiosemicarbazone complexes with rare halogen-halogen interaction-reduction of [Au(damp-C1,N)Cl2]

Dalton Transactions, 2010, 39, 2697-2700.

Gregory S. Smith, Sanjib K. Patra, Lawrence Vanderark, Saowanit Saithong, Jonathan Charmant and Ian Manners.

Photocontrolled Living Anionic Polymerisation of Silicon-Bridged [1]Ferrocenophanes with Fluorinated Substitutents Synthesis and Characterisation of Fluorinated

Polyferrocenylsilane (PFS) Homopolymers and Block Copolymers

Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2010, 211, 303-312.